Evaluating intervention strategies: advice and tracking tool

Use our tool to help you monitor the effectiveness of your interventions. Get expert advice on the types of evidence to look for and how to present this to governors.

Last reviewed on 10 February 2022
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  1. Be clear on the desired outcome of each intervention
  2. Gather both qualitative and quantitative evidence 
  3. Download our tool to track interventions 
  4. How to demonstrate impact and value for money
  5. How to present outcomes to governors 

We wrote this article with help from our associate education experts Anita Devi and Bill Dennison.

Be clear on the desired outcome of each intervention

Before you begin to evaluate an intervention, remind yourself what its purpose was, for example: 

  • To raise attainment in a particular subject 
  • To boost self-esteem 
  • To prepare pupils for life after school 
  • To improve behaviour 

Refresh yourself on what makes a good intervention, so you can be sure that you’re evaluating an intervention that has a good chance of success. 

Gather both qualitative and quantitative evidence 

Qualitative evidence could include: 

  • What the intervention involved 
  • Which resources were used 
  • Pupils’ attitudes towards the intervention
  • Statements from pupils and parents about its impact 
  • Whether pupils are using what they have learnt in the intervention in the classroom 
  • How different the intervention is from what’s being taught in the classroom 

A comparison of pupils’ data (e.g. test scores) before and after the intervention  Pupils’